Phileas French

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Phileas French

Phileas French

Travel Writer | Exploring every country in the world, one adventure at a time
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Chalet Toit du Monde, Val d’Isere, France

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This is the second in my series on stunning winter chalets for Passepartout Homes , the go-to global site for luxury holiday accommodation and corporate retreats. Of all the desirable French skiing locations, perhaps none is more iconic than Val D’Isere. With settlements dating back at least to the seventeenth century, and a key role in European sk...
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Travel Tips: Where in North London to get Children's Travel Vaccinations

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Many people, most of all me, have been mourning the loss of the Royal Free travel clinic, which used to be a friendly Hampstead ground floor gateway to exotic adventures. Now that's gone, the alternative that I've discovered is Nomad Travel Clinic in Turnpike Lane . They have other branches as well but I can only speak for the one that I've been to...
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Tips and Tricks for Visiting Miraflores Lock, Panama Canal

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There are, of course, plenty of ways to visit the Panama Canal for the first time. We were approaching from the Pacific side, and wanted to get up close after several passes over the Bridge of the Americas. The Panama Canal celebrated its 100 th birthday last year. Of the three locks dotting its Pacific to Atlantic span, Miraflores is by far the mo...
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Iconic London Markets: Brixton

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I’ve been a huge fan of Brixton ever since I was lucky enough to live in or around there (Camberwell, Loughborough Junction…just off Coldharbour Lane) for five years in the late 1990s. When I went back to visit Brixton Market recently, I was astonished by the changes, particularly in the labyrinth-like Arcades area. Brixton Market has always been a...
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The Giant's Causeway, Ireland

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We had an incredible trip to Ireland recently - me, my Mummy, one of my godfathers, David Taylor, and Electra. We stayed in Belfast but one day we drove to the Giant's Causeway. I had seen some pictures of it online but there was no way I could imagine how amazing it actually was! We drove for about an hour and a half through really green countrysi...
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A Potted History of Thessaloniki

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I'm delighted to have a new client, Today's Growth Consultant , who've asked me to write city guides on a number of destinations that I've had the pleasure of getting to know. Thessaloniki, Greece’s second city in terms of population and importance after Athens, has been a settlement since at least 300BC and for much of its chequered past has been ...
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The Final Countdown - Europe

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  I've made it to: United Kingdom France Albania Austria Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Kosovo Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Malta Monaco Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Russia San Marino Slovakia Slov...
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